Many small to medium sized businesses maintain their own IT infrastructure. When doing so they will hire an IT Manager to handle the day to day operations. While some may consider this a viable and economically sound solution, experience has shown that it may benefit the IT Manager, and the business, more to partner with a Managed Service Provider.

You may find your team understaffed at times resulting in an inability to stay on top of situations and procedures. Does this result in your need to hire temp help?

The break/fix model of many teams limits them to putting out one fire and moving on to the next. Conversely, paying staff to sit idly by while waiting for the next crisis hardly seems the best use of their skillset, and the business’ capital.

Managing multiple vendors, employees, contracts, budgets, temps, etc. can also become cumbersome, if not overwhelming, at times. Consider the following benefits when partnering with a Managed Service Provider.

Your MSP Is the Only Vendor You Will Need to Manage.

Management of all vendor/supplier contracts are handled by your MSP, thereby providing you more time to manage your day to day operations. They can handle all pricing/budgeting aspects and support issues regarding your IT needs all while providing a single point of contact.

The Need for Business Continuity

A quality Managed Service Provider will always take a proactive approach to minimizing downtime. The implementation of disaster prevention measures provide peace of mind and consistent day-to-day operations. However, in the event of any network failure or catastrophic event, predetermined disaster recovery plans immediately become operational. Data is restored from backups, networks are reinstated and your business services become operational in short order.

Trained, Certified and Experienced IT Staff Available 24/7

Throughout the business day, most MSPs provide you with access to experienced and trained IT staff to handle any situation. Your IT Support calls should be answered by a live person and not a canned answering system. But what about after hours or EOD? We all know, from experience, that situations do not always surface during normal business hours. A quality MSP offers you 24/7 access to qualified IT personnel, regardless of the time or situation. Does your in-house solution provide this benefit?

One Source for a Collective Perspective

Overseeing and monitoring all of your IT Services from one source allows for a collective perspective. One that provides an unbiased and consolidated point of view. The information we gather and report on, in real time, allows you and your business to make educated and informed decisions. An increase in overall performance of your business is our objective and is an obvious benefit to our partnership.

Helping the Bottom Line

The economical benefits of partnering with a Managed Service Provider are many. From alleviating the need for full time staff, temp help and disaster recovery, to less down time, more economical vendor pricing and more streamlined and efficient operational procedures.

If you are an IT Manager and are ready to discuss your IT Solutions with us, we invite you to contact us at any time.

WE’LL SHOW YOU WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT DOES AND WHY YOU NEED IT!

In the last decade, there have been more advances in 12V technology than in any other area in the 4WDing world. Some of the products that are available cheaply these days would have either cost a mint, or flat out didn’t exist not too long ago. Both input (batteries and charging systems) and output (lights, in-car entertainment, GPS) accessories have absolutely exploded in the last few years and these days you’d be hard pressed to find a touring 4WD that doesn’t have at least a few 12V upgrades.

However with so much choice now available, it can be difficult to know where to start. Over the next few pages we’ll show you what it is, what it does and why you need it!

DRIVING LIGHTS

If you do any sort of driving after dark, your 4WD’s stock headlights will come up short in terms of distance and lighting up the sides of the track where animals seems to always lie in wait for the very last moment they can before jumping out in front of your bullbar. You need a set of spotties or a lightbar. In terms of spread of light, it’s hard to go past an LED lightbar, but if you’re chasing distance – a set of HIDs will light up the track for kilometres in front of you. If you’re after the ultimate set-up, you could always run both…

12V PANELS

Having a 12V panel with a few different outlets is a fantastic way to keep things neat and allow you to run your cabling to a single location. This one is set up on the headboard of a ute tray and can run just about everything from this one spot.

ENGINE MANAGEMENT

Most of us will go for some sort of performance module or aftermarket engine management on the quest for more power in our 4WDs. Deciding on where you fit the module is an important part of this process, as if they’re prone to damage from heat and debris that can find its way into the engine bay.

WINCHES

There’s probably no better piece of recovery gear than a Domin8r X winch. These days quality winches with good solenoids and synthetic rope are available for a few hundred bucks, making them one of the best investments you can make in your fourby. They must be wired to a cranking (not deep cycle).

DUAL BATTERIES

The availability of 12V accessories is simply going nuts in the 4WD industry right now so plenty of people fit up a second or even third Adventure Kings AGM battery to keep up with the demand for amps from their camp lighting, fridges, winches and entertainment systems.

LED LIGHTING

Illuminator LED strip lights are fantastic ways to light up your campsite or interior as they will give an excellent spread of light and use next to no power. For a mod that you’ll appreciate every time you use them, look no further!

DUAL BATTERIES

WINCH

DRIVING LIGHTS

COST

$500 – $1200

$350 – $1800

$100 – $1200

DIY?

If you buy a complete kit with battery tray and all associated wiring then it’s definitely doable at home. If you don’t know your way around a soldering iron, leave it to the pros

Wiring a winch in is not overly difficult, but if you have to remove your front bar, expect to wrestle with it for the best part of a day. The time might be better spent elsewhere while a workshop handles it

If you can read a wiring diagram and know how to drive a soldering iron then go for it!

CONSIDERATIONS

There are a few different types of management systems, from marine switches to DC-DC chargers, so do your research. Also, keep in mind that batteries are fairly large so make sure you have enough real estate set aside for it

Mounting the control box on the front bar means that anyone with a controller can activate your winch. Wiring in a cut-off switch or mounting the box under the bonnet is the go. Also, be sure to unspool your winch after it’s installed and spool it back in under load

Check with your state’s laws before mounting lights up on the roof or on top of your bullbar. Also, forget about ‘twisting-n-taping’ wires together. These’ll be subject to a fair amount of vibration so a good solder it’s the only way to join them up

YOU WANT THIS IF…

… you’re going to be relying on your 12V gear when out in the bush. If you’re running a fridge then it’s almost essential to have it wired up to a good deep cycle battery.

… you often travel alone or over tracks that can change quickly depending on the weather or time of year. If you need a means of getting out of just about any situation, then a winch is for you.

… you don’t want to hit an animal! We’re not saying good lights will prevent it from happening, but they’ll give you a much better chance of seeing them and let you get off the loud pedal

12V – THE NEXT LEVEL

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BATTERY

Should I get a deep cycle or cranking auxiliary battery? It really comes down to what you’re using it for. High draw accessories like winches and halogen lights should be wired up to your cranking battery while lower draw items like LED lights should be hooked up to the deep cycle units, which are designed to be repeatedly drained and recharged. When it comes to choosing your battery, go for the highest CCA (cold cranking amps) you can get for a cranking battery, and the highest a/h (amp-hour) rating you can afford on deep cycle batteries.

CAMERAS

It’s no secret that fully loaded up 4WD wagons and utes aren’t exactly easy to see out the back of. By fitting up a camera or two you’re making reversing and towing heaps safer and easier. You will need a screen mounted up to the dash, but we’re yet to hear of anyone regretting fitting one of these up.

TABLETS AND LAPTOPS

Many 4WDers are turning to laptops and tablets to run their GPS software. Not only do these have much larger screens than dedicated GPS units, they also have a heap of other customisable features, and you can run plenty of other programs through them, including using it as a screen for your reverse cameras, making them a much more versatile option.

VOLTMETERS

Keeping an eye on how much charge your Adventure Kings AGM Batteries have holds a heap of obvious advantages. These things are relatively cheap and easy to wire in.

INVERTER

An Adventure Kings 1500W Inverter takes a 12V input and turn it in to 240V output, so you can run your household electronics through them. This is especially handy for things like chargers and the kid’s gaming systems, and on top of that, you now have the excuse you were looking for to bring your massaging foot spa camping with you…

SOLAR

Solar panels are great for running accessories while you’re at camp without draining your vehicle’s batteries. Their ability to provide power essentially comes down to the type of regulator they use, so spend a little extra on one with an MPPT (maximum power point tracking) regulator, as they work much more efficiently.

DC-DC chargers like the CTEK D250SA are a great way to oversee your dual-battery set-up as they can be plugged in to all DC power sources such as alternators and solar panels, plus they automatically adjust the charging voltage in line with the battery’s state of charge.

Revolution in AI Techniques:

Over the past many years, Artificial Intelligence revolution has provided the quality response for the different range of technologies. I am going to explain main reasons for the growth in its revenue. Functions of speech recognition, face detection, fingerprint recognition and much more are operating quite accurate because of Deep learning techniques. Deep Learning technique is based on the Artificial Neural Networks. Achievement in this field can be judged by its different products like a novel technique for Image Recognition, Object Detection and Prediction System for the stock market. Advances in image recognition have extended the limitations of medical treatment. Moreover, it is helping in reading X-rays, and predicting disease through improved services. Also, it is inspired by the natural intelligence of humans but now AI revolution has changed everything. It could lead to layoff, as it is overtaking human in many fields. The above graph shows the upcoming revenue for the next coming years. This will lead to highly profitable gain for the industry.

The following implementations are somehow causing the sudden growth in AI companies:

1) Implementation of Machine Learning: Object detection means analyzing the content of photos such as individual objects, faces, logos and text on them using a computer-aided cognition model. With the help of object detection, one can minimize the risk of any incident by detecting the presence of another object. Using latest technologies it can be performed in the live work environment. Within a single image, there are a lot of objects inside it, a good model can easily identify each object by extracting key visual features from an image. Different application area of object detection is Facial Biometrics, Motion Detector, Object Recognition and Text Recognition.

Any image recognition algorithm would take an image or its patch as input, an output will be the object in the image. In other words, the output will be a class label. How does an image recognition algorithm know the contents of an image? Well, you have to train the algorithm to learn the differences between different classes. If you want to find cats in images, you need to train an image recognition algorithm with thousands of images of cats and thousands of images of backgrounds that do not contain cats. Needless to say, this algorithm can only understand objects/classes it has learned.

2) Changed Technology: Today we have shifted our technology from analog to digital data communication and storage, which makes the change a convinient approach. Nowadays, robotics has made many advantages in the robots designing. They are able to take physical interaction of human being as a useful information. They can react to any physical interaction to perform the output task. This technology has made the change in robotics which has become an advantageous component in the era of Artificial Intelligence.

3) Meet Consumer’s Expectations: From time to time, customer’s need and expectation grow. Though industries are there to deal with digital data, this data is in huge amount and sometimes poor technologies may fail to handle and accomplish the goals with this data. Here comes an AI into play. High complex big data can be easily managed and handled with the aid of Artificial Intelligence. After dealing with huge data it produces better customer experience. It has brought customer’s expectations into reality which leads to great demand in industries. Facebook, Pinterest, Netflix and Google are some of the real time and effective examples to demonstrate the above fact.

4) Decision Making: By applying machine learning algorithms the power of machines has increased. These algorithms made machines able to make decisions by itself. AI has changed the scenario of decision making for business. Deep Learning has been widely used for decision making when the dataset is huge. As a demonstration Amazon has done the partnership with Microsoft to uplift projects based on Deep Learning. This reflects how effective Deep Learning is in Decision Making and handling high computation task. In today’s scenario TensorFlow, Keras has become an integral part from the business point of view. Fast and powerful processing using algorithm based tasks are applied in business for better customer satisfaction.

With all these benefits and advantages of this technology, it has proved itself a trending way for overcoming traditional issues of data handling and analytics. Thus, the growth of AI is making a path. From the study, it can be stated that market value of AI is growing due to advanced technology like Prediction System, Recommendation System etc. Up to 2021, the revenue will reach approximately $10000 Million which will be a rapid growth for the industry. AI could boost average profitability rates by 38{fd51974170a87c680671aa476a5830fb5ee8e4e08d65be1b6d52bac67f81326c} and lead to an economic increase of US $14 TN by 2035 with its innovative ideas. Google is exploring all aspects of machine learning with classical algorithms. It has overcome different challenges of research and technical tasks which leads to its greater demand and revenue as well.

What do we mean by data cleansing? It defines that a set of data is accurate. Companies rely heavily on computerization of data in a simple way, so data cleansing is a very regular task. In cleansing operation, to check for the accuracy and consistency different types of tools are used to check for consistency and accuracy.

Data Cleansing is of two categories depending upon the complexity of tasks.

Simple Cleaning. In order to verify accuracy various set of records are read by individual person or group of persons. In this task, correction of spelling mistakes and typos are done, proper filling and labeling of mislabeled data are done. Further incomplete and missing entries are completed. In order to ease operations, outdated and unrecoverable data are eliminated.

Complex cleansing. In this data, verification is done by a computer program according to a set of rules and procedures provided by the user. Misspelled words are corrected and the data which has not been updated since last five years are deleted. Even the missing city in the database can be filled by a more complex program. This is based on postal pin code and changes in currency types on pricing.

Data cleansing is required for creating efficiency of data related businesses. If the database is not updated or not correct, there is no use of contracting clients by the way of phone numbers given in the databases or sending regular emails saved to the addresses thereon. Further, it ensures that there is always consistent and correct data available in the databases. This helps to minimize errors and assists to maintain useful and meaningful records even if there is a large volume of data stored.

When two database work in cycle, data cleansing is considered as more relevant. Customer information available at one branch is available at the other branch and this gets updated at one branch gets automatically revised in the database of other branches also.

Database cleansing use techniques like transformation, rationalization, and standardization. Further, these comprise data profiling, data enrichment, and augmentation. So, databases need to be run through data cleansing periodically in order to avoid the errors which could lead to inefficient work and more complications. This process involves conversion, formatting, and preparation for upload. Since it is time-consuming, it is wiser to wiser to outsource the selected components. of business and it requires a lot of experience in data migration.